The last year has been a year of experimentation and exploration. Be it materials, forms, designs or tradition, designers have twisted, tweaked and creatively created products that have broken the Clichés of design. We present to you some of these designs across categories...
Eighternity Urban Bench
A two seated bench made of cast stone, this robust product designed by Architect George Drakakis takes inspiration from the figure of number eight and is easy to install on site.
Designed by David Dos Santos for Belgian design company Lithoss, Piano provides a beautiful and futuristic décor to any room. Frameless, minimalistic, futuristic and simple, this one is music to décor!
The Barbecue stool (Vessel Collection) by Ginevra Grilz is the expression of a design based on the philosophy of dematerialisation. All the structure is completely disassembled and each element that composes it is identifiable and traceable to its original state.
Mehran Gharleghi and Amin Sadeghy from Studio INTEGRATE have created ¨Flux Table¨ within their exploration of fusing the legacy of Islamic art with contemporary modes of computation. The intricate geometry and pattern of this table is derived from a basic¨Toranj¨, a mathematical pattern used in Iranian Architecture; from which a smooth transition between two layers of strict geometric pattern is constructed. The generated form is manufactured using digital fabrication technologies.
The M lamp by David Irwin is a wireless task light that can be transported anywhere within the home, office and in between. It stands at 9ö, projects up to 250 Llumens of warm light from its movable head. This is approximately equivalent to a 40 watt incandescent bulb. The advanced technology battery included in the fixture will provide illumination from 6 to 72 hours based on the light level being used.
Ametis Shower System by Graff
Ametis; a symbol of the fusion between the universe above and the oceans below, is a futuristic ode to high design in the bathroom. The shower column, containing many high-tech engineering features, integrates a chromotherapy system with RGB LED lighting within the ring that gives a completely new dimension to the column, thanks to the indirect lighting, still a little used concept in bathroom design. This creates a soothing halo effect for the desired ambiance.
Only Right Here
This knife holder by Alan Saga lies is inspired by bullfighting and is designed after a thorough analysis of Mexican and international cultural mores. The piece works like a knife holder, which has a multifaceted and geometric aesthetic.
Qadem Hooks Console
Qadem Hooks by May Khoury is an art piece with a console function inspired by nature. It is composed of different painted green old hooks, which were used together with the Qadem (an old wooden mule´s saddle back) for transporting wheat from one village to another.The hooks are attached to an old wheat thresher board, used to crush the wheat, as a base and finished with a glass panel on top.
Serel Wave Washbasin
The Serel wave washbasin designed by their inhouse design team, changes the current double washbasin perception with its unique bowl form. It includes the usage of adult and child together with its aesthetic form. In addition to usage as a children basin, it provides function for ablution and shoe cleaning which is use in Islam culture.
A fully customisable integrative glass fatade with unlimited formats, degrees of transparency and printing options - iconic skin SCF (Self-Conditioning Fatade) allows opaque and transparent areas to be placed anywhere within a panel. There are no posts, no rails and no silicone joints to interrupt the transition from opaque to transparent.
The system is based on standard modules with element sizes of 3.20 x 4.00m. But depending on the project, vertical elements measuring up to 3.20 x 15m and horizontal elements up to 7.50 x 3.20m can be supplied as well. In transparent areas, printing is possible on up to four glass levels, and in opaque areas inside and outside to match individual specifications using conventional and digital printing techniques. It is even possible to incorporate zero-maintenance sunblinds in the cavity between the panes.